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Decimal coinage : half-penny


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British Decimal Coinage - half penny

issued 1971-1984. demonetised December 1984.

composition: bronze

weight: 1.78g

diameter: 17.14mm

halfpenny-obv.JPG obverse:Arnold Machin design of Queen Elizabeth II.

legend: D•G•REG•F•D•(date)||ELIZABETH•II

Dei Gratia, Regina, Fidei Defensor

(By the Grace of God, Queen, Defendor of the Faith)

used 1971-1984.

halfpenny-rev1.JPG

1st reverse: by Christopher Ironside.

Central crown, ½ below, NEW PENNY above.

used 1971-1982.

halfpenny-rev2.JPG

2nd reverse: by Christopher Ironside.

Central crown, ½ below, HALF PENNY above.

used 1983-1984.

1971 issued for circulation, also in Proof sets, also in the "Decimalization" blue wallets.

1972 issued in Proof sets only.

1973-1981 issued for circulation, also in Proof sets.

1982-1983 issued for circulation, also in Proof sets, also in "Mint Set" blister packs.

1984 issued in Proof sets, also in "Mint Set" blister packs.

guide for type collectors:

KM#914 (1971-1981) [obverse 1, reverse 1]

KM#926 (1982-1984) obverse 1, reverse 2]

guide for circulation strike collectors:

1971,1973,1974,1975,1976,1977,1978,1979,1980,1981,1982,1983

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